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Friday, September 05, 2008

Friday Flowers: Bee Happy

These flowers look like some member of the lavendar family; I'll have to ask my neighbor, in whose yard they are growing. In any case, the bee likes them. I think this is the best bee-feeding picture I've taken all summer, and it was entirely accidental.

Happy weekend, everyone!


  • I wish I could smell the leaves. The flowers look like they might be from the mint family, which is a huge family full of everything from mint to sage to hyssops. Very often plants in the mint family have a square stem, which I thought was strange and cool when I learned about it.

    By Blogger Alwen, at 4:19 PM  

  • OK, you KNOW you are a torturer! I have been these last 10 minutes trying to figure out what that thing is! It IS minty looking, so I was thinking Pycnanthemum or Scuttelaria, but they have different flowers... I can't find it in my Newcomb's wildflower guide (which if it's a planted thing makes sense). You will have to let us know what you find out!

    By Blogger knitnzu, at 5:17 PM  

  • There's a dead giveaway for the mint family, those plants always have a square stem. It's weird the random facts I remember from plant taxonomy but there you have it. I can't see enough detail in the photo to tell what this is but that should let you know if it is a mint of any sort.

    By Blogger Julie, at 7:20 AM  

  • Coming in late on this, but I think it's a caryopteris (sometimes called bluebeard) - see more info here:


    Love your photos!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:03 PM  

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